Val Lanes Recreation Center

Val Lanes Recreation Center

  Name: Val Lanes Recreation Center  
  Address: 100 Ashworth Road  
  City: West Des Moines  
  State: IA  
  Zip: 50265  
  Phone: (515) 274-0493  
  Hours: Noon-Midnight 7 days a week  
  Lane Type:  
  Pro Shop: No  
  Comments: Quality family recreation and entertainment.  
How Does Val Lanes Recreation Center Rate?
Votes:    244
Lanes: Actual Value is 2.8Actual Value is 2.8Actual Value is 2.8
Food: Actual Value is 2.7Actual Value is 2.7Actual Value is 2.7
Price: Actual Value is 2.4Actual Value is 2.4Actual Value is 2.4
Fun: Actual Value is 2.8Actual Value is 2.8Actual Value is 2.8
Overall: Actual Value is 2.7Actual Value is 2.7Actual Value is 2.7
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Val Lanes Recreation Center Comments

Comment Date: 3/7/2011 Name: Ben
I advise no one to read other comments but this one. Val Lanes has been under new management and the atmosphere is way different then all the comments before this one. They came in and cleared out all of the old terrible staff. Friday and Saturday nights Thunder Bowl is now usually packed to the bursting point and the bar staff (except one person) are all very nice. I wish the ratings for Val could be reset to show how great this center is under the new management.

Comment Date: 12/28/2008 Name: Mary
12/28/2008 Friendly people. Enjoyed the experience and will be back!

Comment Date: 12/18/2006 Name: Joe
Last night me and my friend were kicked out. We came to visit our friends and watch them bowl. After 5 minutes of being at the table with our friends and ordering food and drinks, the manager asked us to pay 6 bucks to stay there. ARE YOU KIDDING ME, they want people to pay money to watch people bowl, I was going to bowl after the game was over but after the way the managment treated me i decided not to.
After telling the managment I paied for food and that I was going to play before they kicked me out the woman said “thats fine there are plenty of people to take your place”. If this is how they treat their customers, as disposable… then I am very dissapointed with them. All they care about is MONEY…

Comment Date: 11/6/2006 Name: Kristal
Im think the new male bartender you hired is a hottie, you better keep him around….

Comment Date: 10/28/2006 Name: league bowler
your bowling lanes are not that good, every week they are totally different. you guys and girls never smile and always look mad. Never coming back unless for a high school tourny. prices are really high and other centers are cheaper like Warrior Lanes, and they smile and are nice.

Comment Date: 8/16/2006 Name: Adam
Your bowling center is the best! My friends and I love all the different discounts and specials things you have every night.

Comment Date: 1/17/2006 Name: Anonymous
EXPENSIVE!!!! Why even give a discount for big groups?!?!?! We were going to bring 62 people and they were only going to give us a discount of $.20 a game. Other places are offering about 1/2 price for a group this big!!!!!!

Comment Date: 12/2/2005 Name: EF
It is ridiculous that Val Lanes kicked out Roosevelt as one of the high school teams allowed to practice and bowl there and also to not allow any meets other than Dowling and Valley!!!!

Comment Date: 6/15/2005 Name: Alisha
How much is it to have a party there?

Comment Date: 3/24/2005 Name: Fun For All
Outrageous prices for both food, beer and bowling. Even costs extra for ranch dressing for appetizers.

Comment Date: 6/10/2004 Name: JC
The prices in June of 2004 are still outrageous. They are not competitive at all with other area allys. Fleur Lanes is really nice and really cheap!

Comment Date: 1/27/2004 Name: Anonymous
I really enjoy the lanes but the prices are outrageous. Lazer bowling for $5 a game. That is ridiculous. And if you are a league bowler you get a discount on open bowling so it only costs $2.75. Thats a ton of money to pay for practice. Take a family outing here and you will pay $38 for 4 people to bowl 2 games if you all need shoes.

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